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September 2006

September 2006


Third Down Conversions: Strategies That Will Move the Chains

by: Dan Weil
© September 2006

Its pretty difficult to move the ball if you dont convert your third down opportunities. We talked to three offensive coordinators about their approach to third down plays: Sam Venuto at Villanova University, Alvin Parker at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and Jim Glover at Lambuth University in Jackson, TN.

OVERARCHING PHILOSOPHIES
    To Venuto, succeeding on third down is so important that it represents one of the three goals he sets for his offense, with the other two being no drive-stopping penalties and winning the turnover battle. We feel if we can emphasize those aspects of the game we have a good chance of winning, he said.

    Glover sets a numerical goal. I....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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